[David Toney - For Shaw Media]
Indeed, Sullivan's score is the third-highest in the history of the state finals. He was 20 points shy of the state record held by Marian Catholic’s Joey Civilly.
Sullivan led throughout against a field that included Mount Carmel senior Eric Correa, the 2017 runner-up who is a three-time state medalist and one of Sullivan's friends. Correa, an Arizona recruit, was third with 505.85.
“He’s a great kid, great competition,” Sullivan said. “It’s just a lot of fun to play around with all those guys.”
The easy-going Sullivan said he had a couple of shaky dives among his 11-dive repertoire, but he remained confident.
“I felt pressure,” Sullivan said. “It’s hit-or-miss with all my dives, so I’ve got to trust in what I can do and I know the other guys can really hit their dives.
“I had a really great group behind me with the [Downers North] women’s dive team coming out to cheer me on and my parents. It was good.”